Canadian Charles Hamelin has won his first gold medal of the 2014 Winter Games.
The Canadian speed skater took first place 1,500-metre short track race, with a time of 2:14.985. That was enough to edge out China’s Tianu Han (2:15.055) who won silver, and Russia’s Victor An (2:15.062), who took bronze. Read the full story.
Canadians Francois Hamelin and Michael Gilday were eliminated in the semi-finals.
Hamelin and long-time girlfriend Marianne St. Gelais became a hit couple in the 2010 games after a video of her cheering his gold medal win went viral.
Here they are again today:
Canadian skater Matthew Giroux offers some praise for his teammate:
— Mathieu Giroux (@mathgiroux) February 10, 2014
And some fans from the summer Olympic team:
— Ryan Cochrane (@rcochrane2012) February 10, 2014